How to Remove “Welcome to nginx” Virus

“Welcome to Nginx” is regarded as a Google Redirect virus, but as a matter as a fact, “Welcome to Nginx!” is basically a diagnostic web page. Welcome to Nginx problem always come together with malicious program. Since your computer gets infected with malicious program such as fake anti-virus program, your hosts file and your internet search will be also modified. But in most case, the problem of Google redirect virus remains after removing rogue security software or Trojans because in some cases anti-virus and anti-spyware programs remove Trojans, but unfortunately can’t detect changes made by the virus.

The Symptoms of “Welcome to nginx” Infection

1. Your desktop background image and browser homepage setting are changed, and all the search results are redirected.

2. The computer becomes stuck. It is so slow to open programs and files.

3. “Welcome to nginx” can corrupt registry files to bring you many unwanted pop ups.


Anyhow, not all Welcome to Nginx problems are caused by malware infection, some are due to browser problem. Basically, you can take following steps to fix Welcome to Nginx problem.


1. Check Local Area Network (LAN) settings

a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.

b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.

c) Uncheck the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and click OK.

2. Make sure that DNS settings are not changed

a) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).

b) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.

c) Right click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.

d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.

e) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

3. Check Windows HOSTS file

a) Go to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.

b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

C) The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: localhost in Windows XP and127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes.

4. Manage Internet Explorer add-ons. Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons

a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.

5. Use TDSSKiller tool to remove malware belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS

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6. Download Anvi Smart Defender anti-malware program to kill the malicous threats.


7. Remove unnecessary system/temp files and browser cache; you can take Cloud System Booster to remove.


Important note: The Google redirect virus is also dicussed on our wiki page, you can click here to view more detail informaiton about Welcome to Nginx problem.


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